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Medtronic Sr Engineering Manager in Boston, Massachusetts

Careers that Change Lives

Change begins with you. We look for bold ideas and fresh insights — that's what drives innovation. Come drive the future of healthcare with us.

The Medtronic Surgical Operating Unit brings together a highly engaging cross-functional and collaborative approach to employ the full breadth of our talent, technologies, products, services, and solutions that address the needs of customers and patients across the globe.

The candidate will be responsible for leading a team of Systems Engineers in the design, development, and support of complex medical device systems used in a variety of surgical procedures.

This role reports to the Senior Director of Systems Engineering and will help with strategy, vision, development, and execution of the Systems Engineering team.

Day in the life:

Functional Excellence:

• Lead cross-functional teams to make appropriate, timely decisions and recommendations that result in the successful completion of major organizational objectives.

• Drive functional strategy to advance Systems Engineering through process, functional best practices, and organizational changes.

• Ability to work independently with limited supervision, engaging in many different product areas.

Talent Development:

• Provide direct management and mentorship for the System Engineering team.

• Develop System Engineers to be effective leaders, including how to best approach technical issues, soft skills, etc.

• Provide targeted opportunities to develop and stretch team member’s knowledge and capabilities.

• Recruit individuals whose skills will enable Systems Engineering to achieve organizational objectives.

Program Execution:

• Communicate across Business Units and with functional partners to plan, evaluate, and develop technical solutions.

• Lead multiple system engineering activities in the product development life cycle including identification, planning, monitoring and executing tasks for entire project.

• Understanding of medical product development and medical device requirements and regulations and standards and provide a voice of authority in ambiguous terrain

Strategic Planning:

• Understand the R&D future portfolio and align system engineering talent to achieve goals.

• Advocates for new systems model-based tools, processes, and practices, and otherwise ways of doing product development that make work more efficient and effective. An “outside the box” thinker.

• Identify long-term opportunities that will continue to advance the systems engineering function over a 3-5 year time horizon.

Travel Requirements:

• Travel as needed, approximately 10%.

Must Have: Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelors degree required

  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience, or advanced degree with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with 5+ years of managerial experience

Nice to Have

  • Demonstrated excellence in Systems Engineering

  • Systems engineering experience across the product lifecycle

  • Extensive knowledge of global regulatory expectations, design controls, and quality management systems

  • Detailed understanding of patient safety risk management

  • Experience in integrating and delivering complex medical device systems

  • A person that is versatile, technically savvy, curious, a broad systems thinker, and willing to work in a space with a lot of ambiguity.

  • Good at communicating complex technical opportunities and challenges to upper management in a concise but thorough fashion.

  • Advanced degree in Systems, Electrical, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering

  • Experience working in a medical, aerospace, defense, or other relevant regulated industry.

About Medtronic

Together, we can change healthcare worldwide. At Medtronic, we push the limits of what technology, therapies and services can do to help alleviate pain, restore health and extend life. We challenge ourselves and each other to make tomorrow better than yesterday. It is what makes this an exciting and rewarding place to be.

We want to accelerate and advance our ability to create meaningful innovations - but we will only succeed with the right people on our team. Let’s work together to address universal healthcare needs and improve patients’ lives. Help us shape the future.

Physical Job Requirements

The physical demands described within the Responsibilities section of this job description are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. For Office Roles: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to be independently mobile. The employee is also required to interact with a computer, and communicate with peers and co-workers. Contact your manager, recruiter or local HR to understand the Work Conditions and Physical requirements that may be specific to each role. (ADA-United States of America)

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It is the policy of Medtronic to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Medtronic will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.